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‘Mission Thanksgiving’ accomplished; local Soldiers enjoy a taste of home
November 29, 2019
— Mission Thanksgiving 2019 was declared a success, as more than 300 community members volunteered to host more than 800 Soldiers from the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 28....
Eating right will improve ACFT score, says Army dietitian
November 20, 2019
— In addition to physical exercise, proper nutrition plays a major role in overall health, fitness, and training for the Army Combat Fitness Test....
Soldiers, Sailors take part in ‘Heroes for Health Day’
March 8, 2019
— A group of Soldiers and Sailors joined Colonial Hills Elementary School students at their Heroes for Health Day Feb. 28....
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Soldiers in training depart on annual holiday block leave exodus
December 20, 2018
— Starting in the early morning hours of Dec. 20, nearly 3,000 Soldiers training at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School Health Readiness Center of Excellence, or AMEDDC&S HRCoE, departed Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston via the San Antonio International Airport for their Holiday Block Leave....
Non-deployable directive to help Army work toward more 'lethal' force
November 16, 2018
— To support the ongoing efforts to reduce the number of non-deployable Soldiers, Army leaders released a new directive designed to encourage Soldiers to reach deployable standards outlined in the directive. If standards are not met within six months, a Soldier could face separation...
Soldier amputees have more options for continued service
July 26, 2018
— Thanks to advances in modern medicine and the availability of sturdier prosthetics, Soldiers who are able to redeploy after amputation have a number of possible options for continued military service. ...
10 answers Soldiers want to know about the new ACFT
July 12, 2018
— On July 9, the U.S. Army announced a new physical fitness test -- the Army Combat Fitness Test, or ACFT. The test is designed to replace the APFT with a gender- and age-neutral assessment that will more closely align with the physical demands Soldiers will face in combat. Field tests for the ACFT will begin in October 2018, and by October 2020, all Regular Army, Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers will be required to take the test....
Authentic NCOs: Honest with themselves and their Soldiers
June 19, 2018
— From time to time the concept of "authenticity" emerges in any review of literature, especially since it was first used by Andrew Halpin in 1966. Authentic or genuine behavior is closely associated with an open-climate organization. In an open-climate organization, a leader's behavior is purposeful and real, while, as Halpin suggests, in a closed-climate organization behavior tends to be determined by role and appears almost ritualistic....
Army secretary: basic training might be lengthened
April 5, 2018
— The Army wants Soldiers who complete basic combat training and advanced individual training to be ready to deploy “on day one” once they reach their units, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper. As such, the Army is considering lengthening training so that new Soldiers are better indoctrinated into Army culture and values, are physically fit, and technically and tactically more proficient, he said. ...